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Cement production, shipments rise in April


June 14, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

June 14, 2016 – Production and shipment volumes of cement were on the rise in April according to information released by Statistics Canada.

Cement production rose to 917,189 tonnes in April, up 26.4 per cent versus March. The tonnage produced in April also marks a 10.3 per cent increase over April of 2015.

Domestic shipments of cement rose to 859,506 tonnes, up 23.1 per cent over March of this year and up 2.3 per cent over the same time last year.

Total shipments of cement also saw positive gains in April, as the 911,482 tonnes shipped represents a 31.4 per cent increase over March and a 2.2 per cent increase over April of 2015.

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